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Bloomberg
Dec 10, 2013 5:00pm EST
because of all of that. >> what kind of technological did scott davis actually tell you about? >> in the last week or two, there has been a lot of interest about drones for delivering packages. we heard all about it from amazon's jeff a dose. bezos. i put the question to the company's cfo and the ceo as to whether ups would be involved in that kind of technology. here's what he had to say. >> we have been looking at drones technology for about four years now. many companies experiment with drones. in china in the last year, experimenting with the one package type drone that amazon talked about last week. we will pay attention to drone technology. the technology is not that far away. i think they'll regulation is years and years away. -- i think the regulation is years and years away. regulating drones is a challenge. >> are you thinking about five years out? >> i would say more like 10 years. this is a technology company. it is the backbone of what ups does. they spend about $1 billion a year on technology and most of that is looking at what could be down the road. interesting
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 1:00pm EST
ford, and no hands-on technology experience. technology is something that impacts all kinds of companies all over the world. iker soft is selling to all of those companies. -- microsoft is selling to all of those companies. they really are at a crossroads. are they going to focus on fixing microsoft, or focus on the future of technology? whonderstand the guy understands the microsoft cloud business is the guy who is the other internal candidate. and that is a very forward- looking -- eli?at about >> from what i understand, he is not in the final picking. that -- just say >> the speculation will obviously continue to swirl. >> i also want to point out, as you both surely know, steve ballmer has said in the past, alan mullally would be a great leader for any company. the guy is an engineer. a lot of what needs to go on at microsoft is engineering. he's a leader., i would be a little bit guilty of subject adoration, but so is everyone around this guy. i watched the people who work for him. they love him. he walked out on the street today after the good morning america said and peo
Bloomberg
Dec 7, 2013 6:00am EST
technology to them, fundamental at technology to create integrations and mobile. at the same time, we can build revenue around that. by putting those two things together, we have been able to solve the fundamental problem of how do you make honey and mobile? how do you build that business? without cargo, it is hard to do. what do your clients one most from you? know they have a partner that understands what premium is, that is respectful of the brand and how long it has taken them to build that brand. cpmt dollars, high premium dollars. with a sales force that understands mobile. if you can help them understand mobile and bring them the dollars they would not get themselves, there is nothing better. they keep coming and saying, cargo, you solved our mobile advertising challenges. video.do you have a lot of social media integration. you have made of advertising. this gets a lot of allegories of what your client -- categories of what your client wants. >> whether it is the better homes & gardens of the world, whether it is the tech crunch es, there are great places that consumer love -- con
Bloomberg
Dec 7, 2013 3:00pm EST
. payment ranges from the lira to the yen. looking use technology to make payments for the world's biggest brands. all of it adds up to more than $14 billion in revenue for ebay last year. >> for more on the booming business, i am joined by the man who is responsible for turning them into a global e-commerce platform and a leader in global payments. john donahoe is the ceo of ebay. under his leadership, they have grown to over $15 billion today. congratulations on that. this is a big time of year for you. >> we're happy to have you here. >> let's talk about thanksgiving. how did it go for ebay? >> it was a very strong week. it has never been a better time to be a consumer. technology is changing how we are able to shop. it is no longer just about black friday. it is the cyber five. it started on thanksgiving day. people shop on their couch. they start shopping on their smartphone or tablet or laptop. that continues throughout the holiday weekend. for that five day period, we saw at all of our properties -- a 96% increase in mobile commerce volume. >> i got 50% of my shopping done.
Bloomberg
Dec 10, 2013 12:00pm EST
technology and who comes up with the best powertrains at the .owest fuel burn therefore, i think experience in r&d, engineering, which she has had some of, is really critical. the new challenge for safety and the new challenge for high-tech convenience all combine r&d, engineering, really .ritical for general motors, as is true of some other auto companies, others are trying to achieve what i call worldwide cars. you buy the same car the same day, whether you are in europe or the u.s. or japan, and gm is a bit behind. those are the areas that i think mary will be challenged with, and i think she has had the background to do it. >> for separate brands actually comprise gm -- buick, sit -- four separate brands comprise gm .- buick, chevrolet, cadillac >> we are right here at the l a car show. is this like the prom for you? >> i would not consider at the palm. it is kind of like a traveling circus. i'm looking around on the floor, and this does not look like my old man's cadillac. the cadillac behind me looks more like the kind i would buy after my second or third divorce as a guy, right? >> w
Bloomberg
Dec 9, 2013 11:00pm EST
>> live from new york. this is "bloomberg west." we are covering the global technology and media companies that are reshaping our world. i am cory johnson. our focus is on innovation, technology, and the future of business. let's get straight to the rundown. a coding lesson from mark zuckerberg. his video is one of many for students interested in the coding. an initiative that wants an hour of your time at this week. advertisers can follow you around the web, now apple is using technology to follow you around the store. jony ive is trying to make apple one of the most innovative brands. meet the man doing the same for sneakers. nike's catch up with guru. to the lead. the biggest names are speaking with the united states urging american children to learn to code. it comes as a critical time as u.s. students according to a new rank has american students ranked 21st in science and 26th in math. an hour of code initiative asked people to spend an hour coding. it kicks off computer science education week. it is sponsored by code.org. here is president obama. >> learning these skills a
Bloomberg
Dec 9, 2013 5:00pm EST
will remain on its technology system which is more advance and will help them fine sell travelers. >> it seems you will have three. you have american and delta with a combination of northwest and then united airlines with a combination that they put together with continental. these things do not always go smoothly. u.s. airways did have a hard time with america west when they merged. you have more than enough competition with three big carriers. niche carriers and you have a lot of competition in the industry rationalize where they can charge the right price for their project. to benefiting pilots? we know they are going to have a very large equity position. aside from the equity asition, what this means is more stable business. you pretty much marry your carrier for life when you are in airline employee. a stable carrier grows and means better job security and when they can buy newer airplanes. pilots love that. routes for working purposes and the ability to travel. >> speak about the transatlantic market. >> it is a very competitive market. america faces competition for internat
Bloomberg
Dec 10, 2013 6:00pm EST
cover the global technology and media companies that are reshaping our world. i am emily chang. our focus is on technology and the future of business. let's get straight to the rundown. move over google glass. getting into wearable tech, making all kinds of wearable gadgets. be amazon drones may still away, but sparking a revolution? and twitter is trying to get in on snapchat's turf. sending messages on the mobile app. has been racing to come up with a budget deal by their deadline this friday. we have some breaking news that apparentlyy have reached a deal, and we are expected to hear any moment. yang, what are we expecting to ?ear >> a few details about what this framework might look like. leading up to today, we have heard a lot about a trillion dollar spending almost for the next two years, but we are getting more details about how they plan to make up or those sequester cuts that they will be curbing. according to the deal, according to my colleague, heidi, they would ease sequester cuts in the first year by $40 billion and even by $20 billion in the second year, and that is a
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am EST
the same time. >> china wanted to get the so- called 4g technology and they had to wait. >> china mobile in particular, it has the most subscribers but only 45% of the nations three g users. >> apple need to china mobile. >> cinergy partnership for both of them. >> cinergy partnership. carl icahn has been making waves as well. harvard poll from showing a majority of young people not on board with the president's health care plan. they are not interested in signing up. according to the survey, only 22% of young americans between 18 and funny nine plan to sign up. a third of >> which -- between 18 and 29 plan to sign up. leaked -- >> news that they released it. >> those are the front-page story. >> we have two wonderful guest hosts. -- betath beta workds, works. chief investment officer. likef these cute spellings tumblr. and we have tim adams. president and chief executive officer -- i can say this -- institute for international finance. he is a former undersecretary for international affairs at the state department and was policy -- policy director for bush- cheney campaign out of
Bloomberg
Dec 4, 2013 7:00pm EST
districts with gains noted in motor vehicle and technology industries. many expressed optimism about near-term growth prospects. there is also an upbeat assessment of consumer spending. looking forward to the holiday season, retailers reported being hopeful and cautious. they were reported as moderate to strong. on the key question, what is going on in the labor market? the beige book reports hiring showed a modest increase. difficulty with qualified workers for high skilled --itions was frequently him frequently reported. inflation was not a problem anywhere. the next big report for the fed to consider, the jobs report. back to you. >> we will have more on the beige book coming out. scott brown, chief economist will join us. we will get his analysis and what is next for the fed as the central bank enters into a new era. today, president obama outlined his plan. the president speech and what it could mean in the coming months. >> calling it the defining challenge of our time, president obama laid out broad plans. what was called a preview of the state of the union address, he called
Bloomberg
Dec 10, 2013 2:00pm EST
. year?do you see the new where do you make investments? trident focuses on general technology. we are experts in four areas. applications and cloud- based applications. andtization of the internet solutions for the health care industry. been focusing in these areas for 10 years. >> what is changing the most? really shifting right now and those businesses that are going to make you money? >> we are seeing the enterprise very aggressively. and cost controls in the health care industry is also driving solutions. security remains a top issue of mine, particularly as we move to mobility. finally, as the world is moving to digital, there is continuous interest in how to monetize this , particularly through online advertising. thesenow trident has functions, equity growth -- that makes your company a little bit different. how you change the way you're making investing decisions? >> we go after companies that have little to no institutional capital. we are going 10 to 20% per year. we use our expertise in the four sectors before to improve that in the four sectors i'm -- in the four sectors i
Bloomberg
Dec 6, 2013 7:00pm EST
- thanksgiving sale. >> many people are probably wondering, where can i find a job? technology could be the long- term answer. they say that computer related jobs are expected to rise by 2020. this is the founder of a computer coding school. he says there is a need for computer programmers to help boost a global, sustainable economy. he joins us now from our san francisco euro. welcome to bottom line. thank you for your time tonight. what is the answer to improving the unemployment rate? >> it is a good question. i obviously don't have the full picture for the answer. but i think a big piece of the puzzle isle that's -- that there is a huge demand. it breaks my heart to know that there are thousands of job openings and millions of unemployed americans. quickf the answer is programs that focus on getting american talent into these jobs. >> what is key in the evolution of education? our camps and programs like it the wave of the future? >> it is part of the future. the biggest key as that this country has a fascination with higher education, which is great. at the same time, we seem to
Bloomberg
Dec 10, 2013 12:00am EST
technology to follow you around the store. if it works it can change the face of brick and mortar retail. jony ive is trying to make apple one of the most innovative brands. we're going to catch up with nike's design guru. the biggest names are speaking with the united states urging america's children to learn to code. it comes as a critical time as u.s. students according to a new rank has american students ranked 21st in science and 26th in math. an hour of code initiative asked people to spend an hour coding. it kicks off computer science education week. the event is sponsored by code.org. here is president obama. >> learning these skills are not only important for your future but for our country's future. if we want america to stay on the cutting edge, we need young americans like you to master the tools and technology that will change the way we do just about everything. >> they are giving coding tips from former hackers, tech entrepreneurs and this guy, mark zuckerberg. >> if i wanted to wish everybody on facebook a happy birthday by sending an e-mail, it might take more tha
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 2:00pm EST
it takes to get out? >> technology is disrupting all kinds of businesses, vacation rentals included. it comprises almost one million paid listings in 171 countries. with me from austin, texas. company,se of your more room to relax, less cost than a traditional hotel. >> we started this business in 2005 and the demand keeps going up. just in the u.s. and europe alone, 21 million families own second homes and vacation outlets. better than it has ever been. see demand up sharply over the year before. >> not that surprisingly, there are a lot of sunny spots where people who have vacation homes want to rent. >> no matter what time of the year, you find that the beach is always the most attractive option. tends to comprise 70% of vacations. we see beach at the top of the list, hawaii, various marks and florida always the biggest. mix of skietty big destinations, two. breckenridge, lake tahoe, aspen colorado. >> how do you make your money? companies and people are paying you to list homes. is there any other revenue source? >> the question changing quite a bit has been big news over the la
Bloomberg
Dec 6, 2013 12:00pm EST
, ebay enterprise, helping bring technology like touchscreen walls and payments to more than 500 of the world's biggest retailers. thanf it adding up to more $14 billion of revenue for ebay last year. >> big numbers. silicon valley is certainly known for talent wars. tech companies battle each other for top engineers. throwing in a few perks. jon erlichman tells us ebay is actually taking a no thrills approach and it seems to be working. gourmet mealsee at facebook, the ping-pong tables at google, silicon valley is known for offering plenty of employee perks. ebay takes a different approach. >> we have a variety of different perks but that is not the way we ask people to join our country. qwest there is a free jim and shuttles but employees pay for on-campus food dry-cleaning and massages. >> the purpose working for our country -- company. people come and believe in our purpose. qwest that purpose to enable $21 billion worth of global commerce by 2015. ebay is adding to its army of technologists and customer support staff, already more than 31,000 strong. roughly 40% of new ebay hires c
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
look at the technology and media companies shaping our world. i'm emily chang. let's get to the rundown. nelson mandel died at the age of 95 and tributes are pouring in around the globe. >> we've lost one of the most influential and courageous. he belongs to the ages. >> mandela served 27 years in prison after convicted of treason with the white minority government. three years later, he won the nobel peace prize. he became the first elected black president. has died atmandela 95. we'll have more later in the show. meantime, our top tech story, twitter has added the first woman to their board effective immediately. she was ceo of pearson until last year. twitter faced controversy for not having a woman board member. "there could not be a more exciting time to join." what is the latest? >> this was a priority to have tha woman joing the board. there are a number of things her the right candidate . she is smart and a forward thinking person. speaking with someone who worked with her, she pushed the envelope on the industry. the international experience and media experience is help
Bloomberg
Dec 9, 2013 2:00am EST
update from its neoclassical feel. new technologies being installed, all being done with an eye to the building's history. among the auction highlights, to crystal chandeliers with a price of over $8,000. this oil painting which the hotel hopes will fetch over $65,000 or differs items are bit much for your flat, and how about silver cutlery, crystal champagne glasses and silver napkin holders? hotel closes next week and will reopen in autumn next year. angus bennett, bloomberg. >> i think i have all the crystal chandeliers i can pay for. >> quite cheap, actually, 8000. a hospital before? >> our next guest says tapering in the u.s. means the economy has well and truly arrived back in the bridal. stay with us. -- as well and truly arrived bridle. stay with us. ♪ >> welcome back to "countdown." i mark barton. >> our next guest says the introduction of tapering in the u.s. could be bad for investors and probably worse for equities and bonds. let's caso minds back to the end of last week. we had some data on job creation in the u.s. that came in stronger than people anticipated or eco
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 12:00am EST
our world. i am emily chang. our focus is on innovation, technology, and the future of business. there was a self driving car and then a plan to use whether weather balloons for wi-fi. it looks like amazon might use robots and the former head of android is part of it. in china the government has cleared the way for the largest cell carrier to offer four g services, and that could mean hundreds of millions of new customers. how do you put together the management team? we asked the guy who has done it. maynard webb is here for "office hours." first, to the lead. google is known for its far- reaching projects like google glass and the self driving car. now the latest moonshot involves robots. the company has required seven robotic companies in japan. ceo larry page writes, i am excited about andy rubin's next project. android started as a crazy idea. it ended up putting a in hundreds of thousands of pockets. it is still early. can't wait to see the progress. what might google be doing with these robots, and how might it compare with the delivery drone amazon is testing? first, what
Bloomberg
Dec 10, 2013 1:00pm EST
" where we cover the global technology and media companies reshaping our world. let's get straight to the rundown. yahoo! reveals nearly one third of its revenue comes from its search deal with microsoft. expirationas an date. at that number is out only because the fcc asked for those brown trucks. now it has a mathematical secret weapon helping get packages delivered faster. we will show you how technology changes how ups operates. which technology-driven advertising agency is the most advertisedat turning content into sales? would you believe it is amazon? we will tell you about their other business. first, to the lead. yahoo! is more dependent on its search to with microsoft than it previously disclosed. after the fcc sent letters, yahoo! released a new letter saying that it represented 30% -- 31% of the revenue in the last quarter. signed themicrosoft agreement in 2009 to share toernet advertising revenue take on google. marissa mayer has also been working to improve yahoo! search as part of her turnaround plan. yahoo! shares are up to date more than 105% in the last year. joining us
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 8:00pm EST
understand how to use technology. for a long time we did not know how. and then there is the importance of the principal. that is something we focus on. was ae's father principal. they spend a lot of time on the boiler or the leaky roof. there is no peers to talk to. it is a lonely, hard job. it is a difficult job. at the boston college to work with principals to help them get the best methods and tools. and then the teacher is the second most important. they are the leaders. jack welsh, that is the principle. the iacocca. welsh, what is it they have, you would go around and do a self analysis of companies and you would look for things that you could identify and know they had the potential to grow. and they had a culture. and they had a plan to grow. what do great managers do? >> there are two types. somebody who comes up with an idea, and then you have to grow it. iacocca had to turn around chrysler. even more challenging, a company like general electric, make something good better. that is really hard. all of these people are problem solvers. they have a manage people. one of the thi
Bloomberg
Dec 10, 2013 3:00pm EST
attention to the drone technology. i think the tech allergy is not that far away. i think regulation is years and years away. i think for the faa to regulate drone technology is an extraordinary challenge. i think this is further out in the future than we would like. i would say more like 10 years. years, like to say five but knowing the way the regulatory process works, it is very complex. if you are going to do it in populated areas, i think it will be a challenge that will take time. will be other technologies that are a game changer. three deep renting is something not that are away. most hearing aids are ready are being made with 3-d printing machines. companies like general electric are making jet engine parts with 3-d printing. that will affect our business in the next five years. probably bringing manufacturing closer to home. -- 3-d impact will have impact on your business. >> three b is a little bit closer. is a little bit closer. our job is to look out but also be realistic for when it will be applied. >>. you guys have built big-time into. you are the supply chain for merck,
Bloomberg
Dec 9, 2013 7:00pm EST
things differently is either will be a data version. there will be testing. the technology will be demonstrated in a mock auction. one of the big complaints about the exchange was not adequate into to and testing before it launched. >>, god, for over 30 years, -- coming up, for over 30 years iranand israeli -- relations have been strained. "bottom line"n continues. ♪ >> welcome back. this is "bottom line," on bloomberg television and streaming on your phone, tablet, and on bloomberg.com. lesson of the equity markets finished. s&p roseose to -- the to another record. let's look at the numbers. the broader index was up to 180 8. dow was up. nasdaq was up six points. you the stories behind the numbers. su is in the newsroom with the details. >> a good evening. people get more comfortable with the idea that that may begin to taper. fed may begin to taper. could impact from the vockel rule create more ways? had this to say. >> it is a possibility we will be going to far. watch and see. i am not being a pessimist. i am being pragmatic. -- i do think i know more about adult margins than
Bloomberg
Dec 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
the technology behind ebay allows for these retailers to do in their stores. we know that paypal is available in a lot of store locations. how do you explain that to retailers who see business change quickly? you build something like this. >> this looks like a shopping mall. >> this is where the honey mustard is. >> but it is not a store at all. it is a fake storefront built by ebay to demonstrate the future of shopping. >> this is our technology playground. it gives us an opportunity to showcase what we have put into the market. >> hill ferguson is the chief product officer. >> if you look at what e- commerce retailers were able to do for online shoppers, personalizing the website and giving them custom storefronts when they register and come back to it, none of that is in the offline world today. >> for paypal, that means for having businesses to replace cash registers with ipads that run paypal software, to swapping wallets for phones. they are also partnering with brands, rolling out high-tech touch screen walls like this one in san francisco. >> it is an interactive glass. we t
Bloomberg
Dec 9, 2013 10:00pm EST
technology and media companies that are reshaping our world. i am cory johnson. our focus is on innovation, technology, and the future of business. let's get straight to the rundown. a coding lesson from mark zuckerberg. his video is one of many for students interested in the coding
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 3:00am EST
additional million a year and it is 25 million more a year. it will be the technology that promotes faster downloads. it will give you a network inside of china. there are two trips to china this year. and you look at the revenue the potential of selling the rep -- the potential of selling it, you will see why. it is 13% and, in terms of revenue, it represents a massive market for apple and it looks like it has cleared a regulatory hurdle. >> he has been busy. what is the latest on the calls to boost the stock buyback? >> he is: for a buyback and he is pushing for a shareholder vote. , you cannotting have a vote on this. we have him dialing back to demands. he is lowering that a little bit. some reports say this 50 billion. he is also disclosing his size of state and be .5% of apple is what carl icon has. it is nonbinding and that is a crucial distinction. for -- toorce apple put out more money. they will unload from their books. >> thank you for that update. these are the top headlines. the bank of england is seeking an exemption from a stress test. herell conduct an example and co
Bloomberg
Dec 6, 2013 10:00am EST
how they became a technological giant. . . click the big pension fund that is not been shy -- >> the big pension fund that is not done shy. a link to the new town, connecticut school shooting. >> and disrupting the weight- loss industry with an app that does a lot more than count calories. click from bubble to bust to boom. any commerce giant has seen it all in silicon valley. we will show you ebay by the numbers. makers"watching "market everybody. it is 11:00 on a friday here in new york city. >> in just a few minutes we will break down the world of fitness. until then, we got to get to the newsfeed, the top business stories from around the world. we have not seen unemployment is low in five years. the economy has 200-3000 jobs added last month. -- 200 thousand three -- the economy has 200,000 jobs added last month. more than estimated. and hedge funds are headed for year for the s&p 500 since 2005. bloomberg crunched the numbers and found the average hedge fund return just over seven percent through the end of october. that is 22 percentage points less than the s&p 500 returns. it
Bloomberg
Dec 7, 2013 4:00am EST
technology that ebay has. you can use something like apal, your phone or -- paypal, your phone or tablet. we'll look at how ebay helped transform itself and get ready for the future. >> we'll have much more on ebay business throughout the day. first i want to tell you how much the company has grown over the last decade. here's a look. ebay, the global commerce and payment company with 31,000 employees in 33 countries around the world, driving three different businesses. there is the online marketplace where 124 million active users buy, sell or bid on more than 500 million items. in the u.s. alone, a flat screen tv gets sold every six minutes. men's sunglasses, a pair every 18 seconds and globally every minute, 362 pieces of clothing, shoes or accessories are sold just on mobile devices. then there is paypal. where people spent or receive money 729 million time last quarter. more than the populations of the u.s., south america and australia combined. you can paye pay in 26 different currencies on paypal ranging from the turkish lira to the japanese yen. bringing technology like to
Bloomberg
Dec 6, 2013 8:00am EST
grown dramatically. is selling one ticket every second. >> technology was the enabler for this online secondary ticket marketplace to happen. class features like interactive seat mass and mobile ticketing and ways to buy a couple of seats and split the bill with a friend. stub hub is a risk for ebay. the business has much worse mark -- margins. fallengross margins have since the stub hub acquisition. paypal surely furthered the trend. every april mental dollar of stub hub profits compresses ebay's overall margins. milking big data could be the key to improving it. we are is a new science trying to develop and trying to understand that. >> stub hub's chief technology officer. already.w buyers where we are taking it to the next level is understanding user's pick data. it is what they are might be intending to do. >> for more on the inter--- innerworkings of ebay, jeff on how the auction site has grown and what problems it will face in his -- in its expansion. campushnson is at ebay's as we speak. , into anclearly grown online giant. tell us this scale of ebay right now. >> it is really
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 12:00pm EST
and he is a trophic leader. he excites people. the question that you asked -- does technology fit? doesn't stretch beyond his capability? >> he says that he expects to stay through 2014. he is dedicated to ford. we will continue to move forward. and the fordulally crew want to talk about is the new mustang. >> it represents the heart and soul of the new company. day. a really big 50th anniversary and we could not be more happy to present this. the mustang has universal appeal. to put it into perspective, it has over 5.5 million followers or fans on the spot. over half of them are outside of the u.s. in the four corners of the globe. it has universal appeal. it ignites a sense of freedom and optimism. it is very consistent. it transcends genders, demographics, and nations. >> allen mullally says it is part of the one afford plan that was put into motion -- one ford plan that was sent into motion years ago. >> also, to make something affordable. >> which was the idea of the pony car in the first place . world's fair,the they introduced the first mustang. it changed the auto industry
Bloomberg
Dec 7, 2013 7:00am EST
traditionally do your shopping, which is created to try to show off some of the technology that ebay has in this whole changing retail space where you now can you something like paypal or even just your phone or your tablet. a clothing store. we're going to go into a really in depth look at how ebay transforms its and get ready for the future, basically. >> all right, jon. we'll have much more on ebay's business throughout the day. but first, i want to go through ebay by the numbers and tell you how much the company has grown over the last decade. here's a look. ebay, the global e-commerce and payments company, with more than 31,000 employees in 33 countries round the world. driving three different businesses. there is the online marketplace, where 124 million active users bikers sell or bid on more than 500 million items. in the u.s. alone, a flat screen tv gets sold every six minutes. men's unglasses, a pair every 18 seconds. and globally, every minute, 362 pieces of clothing, shoes or accessories are sold on mobile devices. then, there is paypal. the digital payment where people send or
Bloomberg
Dec 6, 2013 3:00am EST
benefit, a lot of technology companies because a lot of the investment is going into increased efficiencies rather than the capital deepening or machine machinery or equipment. >> peter, thank you so much for being with us for the first half of the program. peter oppenheimer. coming up on the program, we take a look at the life and legacy of nelson mandela. as we head to break, several elebrities have been speaking. bono said -- >> welcome back to move. i'm francine lacqua at bloomberg's european headquarters here in london. wiver 30 minutes into the -- we're 30 minutes into the trading day. let's see how things are shaping up. stocks for the moment pretty much at advancing. you can see the character -- the cac the dax and the ftse up. euro/dollar will be driven by the sentiment from the u.s. jobs data. you can see dollar/yen 102.19. chief abe is calling for a summit with the chinese president. he wants to discuss tensions over an air defense zone in the east china sea. japan has its own zones to protect its claim to strategicically important islands. the port of hamburg has li
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
"bloomberg west," where we look at the technology and media companies shaping our world. i'm emily chang. let's get to the rundown. nelson mandel died at the age of 95 and tributes
Bloomberg
Dec 4, 2013 10:00pm EST
the late edition of "bloomberg west." i am emily chang. our focus is on innovation, technology, and the future of business. there was a self driving car and then a plan to use weather balloons. it looks like amazon might use robots and the former head
Bloomberg
Dec 6, 2013 4:00am EST
science technology -- are we making enough of those links? are we doing enough? today we made some very exciting announcements. college -- they have imperial west and they have 41 startups over to the westfield .on -- complex in west london we're working with universities to tap into the innovation that is inside their knowledge base and inspire those guys and give them what they need. ups --upporting scale like what we have done with the future 50 and removing all the barriers for those companies that would prohibit or inhibit them from reaching our public markets in the u.k. >> the story is a fascinating one. but we are still in the foothills. signifies this report that the london economy has made a change. instead of just relying on financial services, we have another robust sector. 50 companies are proof of that -- the future 50. we will see these companies grow and evolve and this they make their home in the u.k. and potentially list year, the growth in him jobs will follow. when you first announced the future 50, you talked about the idea of separate markets. tot would allow them
Bloomberg
Dec 9, 2013 10:00am EST
. many of these factors that have been suppressing wage growth -- think about technology and the global arbitrage. this is not a function of what happened in 2008. these factors have been influencing slow wage growth for a long time and will probably continue into 2014. what does modest mean when we talk about stock market in 2014? >> summer in the mid-to high single digits. he is a chief strategist here at black rock. it has been an amazing day. more importantly, how to invest in that kind of environment. anthat is an all-star to -- all-star lineup. we have more to talk about, not what is happening in new york but taking you down to the sea. enough to prevent another government shutdown? we will ask al hunt. that is coming up next on market makers. >> call it a not so grand bargain. negotiators on capitol hill are getting close to a deal on it a jet. it would reduce the automatic budget cuts called for by sequestration but it won't do anything about corporate tax breaks. i want to take us to washington and bring in al hunt. i guess i can't believe people are talking about the gr
Bloomberg
Dec 10, 2013 6:00am EST
technology as well. they are always looking for new systems. have a look at drones, yes. not necessarily anytime in the near future. us from massar joining world port. that is the ups hub in louisville. she will be reporting from louisville all day long. i think it is great that she got to wear brown -- >> i would love to go on a ups truck for one day just to see -- >> we should go now. >> i don't think you would make it, to be honest. >> unfortunately, i think you are right. when is the lunch break? can we go to the four seasons for lunch? willloomberg surveillance" be right back. stay with us. ♪ >> gold is up $15. joining us right now, betty liu. do, betty liu? >> ron johnson is going to be joining us. he is in studio. he is the senator from wisconsin. he is visiting us in new york. he is one of those who have said we need to repeal obamacare. he made an about-face and conceded defeat yesterday. we can't, he said. it is a huge deal. let's talk about transition is what his new comment is. >> betty liu, 8:00 a.m. this morning. she will have continuing coverage from south africa. with u
Bloomberg
Dec 9, 2013 1:00pm EST
many of the technology companies have been cooperating? is this just political posturing? >> we have been debating privacy since 9/11 nine years ago. this is really the first time they are weighing in and saying the government has gone too far. >> except for the fact that they have a lot braided if the government in certain cases, right? >> right. i think what prompted the new movement is the recent revelation that they are not just serving the companies with court orders that hacking into the system overseas where the laws do not apply. it might have been what pushed them over the edge to get involved. >> the people who run the companies are powerful. they account for a large part of the united states economy. how is the government likely to respond? >> this as a whole new voice to the privacy debate. by this he advocates and members of congress have been taken -- taking a principled stake. this is really a game changer. president is expecting a report from the pointed review rupe just this week. president obama said he is trying to get the nsa to impose self-restraint. some will be
Bloomberg
Dec 10, 2013 1:00am EST
out -- technology all day. caroline hyde wins us from the conference in paris. nokia maybe close to deal with tax authority. we have that story from hong kong. hour, we'reer an covering -- covering travel. >> us to you about the big interviews we have coming up on bloomberg. from aris.joined she runs an online beauty supplier. peter long talks was next hour after we get earnings from that business. >> later from the web, paypal president david marcus joins us. that will be at 7:30 a.m. london time. later on bloomberg television, we will be joined by heston blumenthal. >> they were talking about the effectiveness of forward guidance. we have more on what he has been saying. >> he has been. good morning to you both. the issues that he faces with the bank of england very similar to what the u.s. faces. one is the recovery taking hold? two, when is it time to withdraw stimulus. >> historic relationships for monetary policy -- the relationship between monetary policy and a person is purchasing -- purchasing manager would suggest that rates would have increased already. would have been wh
Bloomberg
Dec 10, 2013 8:00am EST
and on the planes. this is backed by a lot of data and information technology. i spent some time at one of their data centers up in new jersey. it is built like fort knox. there is so much information. lots of levels of security. that building -- there are only about 50 buildings built with that kind of data security. we got to see some of the 20,000 servers that back up all of the -- that is the necessary to get the packages around the world. i spoke with the chief information officer and this is what he had to say about managing all of that data. cancellations are being done every second? -- how many calculations are being done every second? driver has 120 to 175 stops today. you might think that is relatively easy to plan, but it 15 trillion calculations to determine what that most optimum route would be. it all happens here in these data centers. >> tons and tons of data. they have that huge data center up in new jersey. they have another backup center in atlanta. l center so that if anything goes wrong, they can transfer over to the other center. they want to make sure that no
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 1:00am EST
have two identify new consumers. to technology, it is easy for a carmaker to look at different models using the same set of parts. other components could be shared so each model does not require -- if in the olden days you have to sell 100,000 cars of a given even, now you can sell three different models at -- $30,000 each. not that there are not pitfalls. mercedes stop selling one of its models. automakers have very curious -- they're clever things you can do. it doesn't always mean you should. there.grobart out anned to find admission. ♪ >> welcome back to "countdown." i am anna edwards. >> i am mark barton. the ford mustang is gearing up in the narrow streets of europe for the first time. iconic american car will go on sale in the region. we are joined by the ford president. he joins us from barcelona with that latest car that will be unveiled this afternoon. thank you for joining us. pleasure. good morning to you. >> why has it taken 50 years for to sell the ford mustang in europe? that is a great opening question. business people are so interested in the mustang. they imported
Bloomberg
Dec 9, 2013 12:00pm EST
coming from banks. it may not come in financial services. maybe it is technology. it will be cybersecurity. the big crisis i do not think will be in an ansell services. >> number two is the blackrock president. he says it is time to be a little cautious. time, people are very concerned about their future investment. they have seen the stock market do pretty well. they are concerned about where bonds are. they're looking to squeeze more return out of their assets. how much more can they squeeze when they have the finger on the button? we have an institute that an exhaustiven way. over half of our senior portfolio managers think that lower growth for longer is where we're going to be. let me describe a little bit about what that means. people think they are diversified in their risk. bonds and stocks have , they may notted be as diversified in risk as they think. we are looking to get them to think about a 2.5% gdp growth which is fairly slow. stocks are being priced more about the price of momentum versus the earnings. revenues are not coming in where everybody thought. pretty
Bloomberg
Dec 5, 2013 9:00pm EST
. he excites people. the question that you have to ask -- does technology fit? does it stretch beyond his capability? >> he says that he expects to stay at least through 2014. he is dedicated to ford. we will continue to move forward. >> what mr. mulally and the ford crew really want to talk about is the new mustang. this is earlier this morning. >> it represents the heart and soul of the new company -- the company at its best. it is a really big day. 50th anniversary and we could not be more happy to be presenting this. the mustang has universal appeal. to put it into perspective, the mustang has over 5.5 million followers or fans on the spot. over half of them are outside of the u.s. in the four corners of the globe. it has universal appeal. it ignites that sense of freedom and optimism. it is very consistent. it transcends genders, demographics, and nations. >> alan mulally says it is all part of the one ford plan that was put into motion seven years ago. >> we decided to provide best in class vehicles. also, to make something affordable. >> which was the idea of the pony car in th
Bloomberg
Dec 9, 2013 5:00am EST
talk technology. a number of technology giants have called on president gong to have greater restrictions on government security. looking the companies for? >> what they want the government o do is curtail their electronic surveillance programs. it is eight of the biggest tech written an o have open letter to president obama and the congress. today.s in papers effectively they appear to be more specific in what they want. one thing they want is there to the authority o of the government to access online. e-mail and data we heard effectively that kind c.e.o. of t from the google saying we have been doing in terms of encryption and -- of data but we have learned the government is taking the data servers. so that undermines our effort. that is the first thing is see put on the government's ability and authority to access information in the world. >> but what we are talking about only way the n.s.a. is collecting data. page fectively what larry is talking about is the n.s. afpa. muscular that the world learned about in october here they gained access and kind of joked about it le
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